I’ve spent the last four days sightseeing in Budapest with my daughter. Sitting in Ferenc Liszt Airport waiting for our departure to the UK, we are reflecting on our experience.

Being British we have only one complaint…. the weather! It has been in the mid 30 degrees Celsius, and apparently this is unusual for this time of the year. I don’t do heat very well, so spent lots of time mopping up the pints of perspiration leaking from my skin!

That said, we visited the majority of the main tourist attractions via the hop on hop off bus service, the most poignant being the ‘Shoes on the Danube Bank’, erected in April 2005 ‘to the memory of the victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944–45’. (Further detail can be researched via internet search engines). A few quiet moments to pay our respects and remember those who suffered; still a relatively recent event in history, one questions how human beings can behave so barbarically towards one another.

Our hotel was beautiful, restaurants for all tastes were in abundance, street artistes scattered here and there for our entertainment, and the people were very friendly and welcoming. I will not hesitate to recommend Budapest should anyone ask my opinion.

We’re now discussing where in the world our next city adventure will be, and how soon we can disappear again!


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